Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Merced, CA
We can utilize electromagnetic radiation in addition to other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This lets us capture extremely detailed images of your dog or cat's internal structures.
At Santa Fe Pet Hospital, we use state-of-the-art tools to accurately diagnose your dog and cats' medical condition. We can provide you with a range of diagnostic services such as digital radiology, bloodwork, and more.
With our diagnostic imaging abilities, we are able to efficiently obtain accurate diagnostic information about your cat or dog's condition and give your options for their treatment immediately.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Merced, CA
We conduct diagnostic tests and get quick results with our in-house laboratory, so we can diagnose your cat or dog's condition and start treatment swiftly.
Our pet pharmacy in Merced has a variety of prescription medications and diets giving us quick access to the medications or supplies your companion may require while in our care.
Our Veterinary Diagnostic Services
We are proud to offer advanced diagnostic testing at our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab because it lets us provide you with an accurate diagnosis for your cat or dog's medical condition.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
With a radiograph (veterinary digital X-ray), we are able to examine your cat or dog's internal systems to uncover information that might not be visible from the outside.
Radiography is non-invasive, painless, and safe. It only uses very low doses of radiation. As the level of radiation exposure needed to conduct radiography is so low, even very young pets and pregnant females can have this procedure done.
Our vets can use radiographs to examine organs and bones and organs as well as to diagnose conditions such as broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
At our Merced vet lab, our team can implement a handful of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your cat or dog and to diagnose their illness.
A few of the most common veterinary blood tests we conduct are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is an important diagnostic test that gives your vet key insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
We primarily use urinalysis to evaluate the health of your pet's kidneys and urinary tract system. However, we can also use it to find issues in other organ systems and is essential for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a beneficial diagnostic test for both sick and healthy cats and dogs, and it should be part of any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of an animal's feces and can perform it at our in-house vet lab in Merced.
The main goal of a fecal exam is to detect and treat any GI infections that could be impacting the health of your pet and possibly endangering the health of your family. Fecals let your vet see if your cat or dog has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and can cause more severe conditions. A few can even be transmitted to people.
As these parasites reside in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to find them is with a fecal exam.
You should include a yearly fecal exam in all of your pet's routine wellness exams.